After the 2014 massacre which saw the loss of Death By Audio, 285 Kent, Glasslands and many more, Cake Shop is now my favourite concert venue in New York. With good sound, a welcoming vibe and mercifully bad phone reception downstairs which means less people disappearing up their own devices, there’s just always been something […]
Death By Audio hosted its last ever show on the 22nd of November with the final set being played by Lightning Bolt, we have some great video from the final two nights below. As the saying goes, you don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone, but for some, Vice media paved paradise to put […]
La Hell Gang recently signed to Brooklyn’s Mexican Summer label and played their first ever US show on Wednesday night at Glasslands. Having followed Chilean pyschedelic rock extensively over the last couple of years, it is always a rare but essential opportunity when a band rolls in to town. Given that La Hell Gang’s new album, Thru Me […]
Jane’s Addiction headlined the CBGB festival this weekend in Times Square, which also included the legitimately legendary, Devo. I squeezed in to a packed crowd for Devo’s 4:30pm set before heading off to see Jeff the Brotherhood and Diarrhea Planet at Death By Audio. We have full video sets from both bands below, courtesy of (((unartig))).
Jeff the Brotherhood and Diarrhea Planet very nearly brought the ceiling down at Death By Audio on Sunday night with what must be one of the most potent pairings that have graced the venue.
King Tuff serenaded his audience with some good old fashioned rock and roll on Wednesday night. Shows at Baby’s are so effortlessly easy due to their decent happy hour until 8pm, $5 drafts coupled with a $7 burger/salad make your evening plans a no-brainer (you can also get a miller for $3 but really, that’s just an […]
It’s that time of the year again, now in its 34th year, the CMJ Music Marathon kicks off on the 21st of October and runs through the 25th. It’s a dangerous time for eyes, ears and livers across the city as over 1,300 bands and artists are put through their paces with few venues left […]
Death By Audio is inevitably going to go out in style before closing on the 22nd of November (I’m still not over it), and the venue’s website has updated its list of shows running up until Halloween. As you can imagine, there are some stellar picks available as we enter the last few weeks of having a […]
Don Giovanni arguably have the most consistent roster around right now with the likes of Brick Mower, Priests, California X, Waxahatchee, Black Wine and flagship band, Screaming Females all gracing the New Brunswick-based label. Screamales kicked off their latest tour in Baltimore the previous night and there was no sign of any early-tour rustiness as the band customarily […]
Peter Matthew Bauer has stepped into the spotlight after 13 years playing various instruments in The Walkmen, who are currently on “extreme hiatus”. It’s not often that the end of a band can be celebrated but judging by the strength of Bauer’s solo debut, Liberation!, being part of a group may well have been holding back […]